Liam Maccarthy

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Offaly line up before a game against Longford in January. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last week Offaly GAA lost Fr Tom Scully to Covid-19. An inspirational figure, he is widely credited within the county with a pioneering role in the wo(...)

Martin Storey: led Wexford to glory in the last knockout All-Ireland in 1996 when the Model County  defeated Limerick in the final. Photograph: James  Meehan/Inpho

Wexford great Martin Storey, the last man to lift hurling’s Liam MacCarthy Cup at the end of a knockout campaign in 1996, has said a similar scenario (...)

Rare 18th Century oak hall chair with links to William Congreve, €500-€800,  Matthews

 The mether – or madder – as it is also known, is an ancient cup with four sides and three to four handles, unique to Celtic cultures. The name i(...)

 Michael Duignan in Croke Park working for RTÉ during their coverage of last summer’s hurling championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Duignan has been elected as the new Offaly county board chairman at Tuesday night’s county convention. The two-time All-Ireland hurling winne(...)

Angela Downey’s son Conor Browne in action for Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Today,” said Donal Óg Cusack, “is like Christmas Day for hurling people,” but while he went on to tip Tipp to triumph on this festive occasion, he re(...)

Brian Cody: The message he has communicated to 20 years  of Kilkenny hurling teams clearly travels into the deepest recesses of their brains and their souls. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Could Brian Cody have done what he has done with any other county? The answer is almost certainly no, primarily because he would not have been interes(...)

Colin Fennelly: the  four-time All-Ireland winner’s extended family is steeped in the proud successful tradition of Kilkenny hurling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Asked about the connections, Ned Quinn, retired chair of Kilkenny GAA, puts it straightforwardly. “In the broader sense it is definitely passed down (...)

Limerick’s Dan Morrissey with Walter Walsh of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17 Kilkenny’s essential Cody-ness would survive a nuclear attack. They drenched Limerick in a tidal wave here and washed awa(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh and Paddy Deegan celebrate after the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17 Kilkenny’s essential Codyness would survive a nuclear attack. They drenched Limerick in a tidal wave here and washed away(...)

Galway GAA is mourning the loss at the age of 76 of PJ Qualter, a member of the pioneering hurling team that brought home the 1975 NHL title – the cou(...)

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